Explorers Foundation investments recognize and advance the work of individuals and ventures that contribute to the emergence of freeorder. Investments have ranged from $5,000 to $250. The pattern of investments is intended to encourage this thought: We can build and sustain a world fit for explorers and fit ourselves to live in such a world. If you like this idea, please contact us.

Leif Smith, President, Explorers Foundation, Denver, Colorado, USA
leifsmith *at* explorersfoundation *dot* org, 303-778-0880.

In addition to Cobden-Bright Awards we have invested heavily in the work of James C. Bennett, especially in America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century&nb151;Why America's Best Days Are Yet to Come co-authored with Michael J. Lotus, published in 2013. The acknowledgements for the book begin with: "We would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous support of The Explorers Foundation, without which this book would not have happened."

For details on an investment click on a blue diamond. (some descriptions are incomplete)

Cobden-Bright Awards - Explorers Foundation
  
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Who
Why
$
When
Mises Institute The Progressive Era, Rothbard 1,000 August 2017
Michael J. Lotus America 3.0, by Bennett & Lotus 1,000 August 2012
Alan Macfarlane origins of individualism; e-books 500 February 2009
Michael Strong, FLOW peace through commerce; new book 500 December 2008
C. S. Lewis Society of California drawing us toward the wonder of being 250 June 2008
The Independent Institute publication of ideas in support of liberty 250 June 2008
Openworld, Inc. entrepreneurial schools 250 March 2008
Max Borders systems, complexity, economics, freeorder 250 February 2008
Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Minaret of Freedom ijtihad, freedom of thought 250 January 2008
Richard L. Bolin, Flagstaff Institute free zones, free ports, free cities 250 December 2007
Ronald Gross & Socrates provoking thinking, conversation, scholarship 250 December 2007
International Society for Individual Liberty gathering forces of liberty worldwide 250 December 2007
Seed Savers Exchange preserving old seeds of the future 250 December 2007
Foresight Institute mangement of powerful technologies 250 December 2007
Centro Artistico y Cultural de Huachinera cultural renaissance led by artists 250 December 2007
K. Eric Drexler mangement of powerful technologies 250 December 2007
Sand County Foundation ethical & scientific land management 250 December 2007
Robert C. Haywood, WEPZA free zones, free ports, free cities 250 December 2007
Spencer MacCallum advancing the enterprise of community 250 December 2007
Grace Llewellyn opening space for bold minds and spirits 250 December 2007
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition drug problem: half of the solution 250 October 2007
The Bloomsbury Review good books for and by explorers 250 October 2007
FLOW freeorder generator, peace through commerce 250 October 2007
Yasuhiko Genku Kimura, Vision in Action authentic thinking & leadership 250 August 2007
Centre for Playback Theatre a new form of communication 250 August 2007
Project Ijtihad rebirth of critical thinking in Islam 250 July 2007
The Minaret of Freedom rebirth of critical thinking in Islam 250 July 2007
The Windward Foundation management of complex systems 250 July 2007
Youth Arts Collective development of the artistic mind & spirit 250 July 2007
The Ludwig von Mises Institute biography of a great liberal economist 250 June 2007
Yasuhiko Genku Kimura, Vision in Action authentic thinking 250 2006
Alliance for Holistic Aging communication across age boundaries 500 2006
Openworld Institute catalysts for world-class free-market reforms 2,500 2006
The Anglosphere Institute origins & importance of cultural freeorder 2,500 2006
Learning Empowers Uganda entrepreneurial education in Uganda 5,000 2005
Horizon Lanka Foundation entrepreneurial education in Sri Lanka 3,000 2004